Mikaela Lefrak joined Vermont Public in 2021 as co-host and senior producer of Vermont Edition. Her stories have aired nationally on Morning Edition, All Things Considered, Weekend Edition, Marketplace, The World and Here & Now. A seasoned local reporter, Mikaela has won two regional Edward R. Murrow awards and a Public Media Journalists Association award for her work. During her career she has also worked as a reporter and host at WAMU, the NPR member station for the greater Washington, D.C. region, The New Republic, PRI’s The World and WGBH Boston, and served as an AmeriCorps VISTA volunteer in Oakland, California. Mikaela received her bachelor’s degree from Middlebury College and her master’s degree in broadcast journalism from Boston University. She lives with her husband and daughter in Burlington.